Anyway, here’s the problem. Getting replacement adapters from Apple is price prohibitive. I can’t mentally justify spending $79 on an adapter from Apple every quarter. So every time I need a new adapter I have to figure out where else I’m going to get one. It’s tempting to get a knock-off from Amazon. Some of them go for as little as $11.40. What a deal! It sounds great until you get down to the reviews that says “It’s not even the right adapter” or “They refused to honor the warrantee” or “IT BURNS! IT BURNS!” or “The box contained nothing but the dead spirit of an angry Incan warlord which inhabited my body and now I am QXATLO, DEAD INCAN LORD OF WAR! I BRING YOU PAIN!”
John Moltz is probably the funniest person writing about tech (well actually mostly Apple) stuff online. I usually grin uncontrollably when I’m on his site.